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Pat McElhone 02-13-2009 03:31 AM

Best kettlebell for high rep snatches
What is the best KB for high rep snatches (for the price)? Adler? US KB? Muscledriver? another? (I want to pay <$100 for 24kg). Thanks

Arden Cogar Jr. 02-13-2009 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Pat McElhone (Post 50435)
What is the best KB for high rep snatches (for the price)? Adler? US KB? Muscledriver? another? (I want to pay <$100 for 24kg). Thanks

To be frank, you would be better suited spending another $20 or $30 and get a green AKC bell. The handles and horns are perfect for extended sets. I've not used US KB so I can't comment on them. But both Adler and Muscledriver have bigger handles which are very difficult to use for extended sets - IMO.

I would definitely defer to Cate Imes. She's not only a Master of Sport in Grivory Sport but an excellent and extremely knowledgable coach who's very generous with her time.

All the best,

Garrett Smith 02-13-2009 09:52 PM

Get GS KBs like Arden said. Perform Better has them, I liked the 16kg I got to handle today, it was nice.

All I would buy these days is the GS KBs. All the cheap hardstyle KBs are only good for certain exercises, the GS KBs are good for everything. More uses, same tool.

Pat McElhone 02-15-2009 01:49 PM

These bells with shipping are about $200. Do you know how they compare to the Ader competition bells? or Perform Better competition bells? Thanks.

Garrett Smith 02-15-2009 02:41 PM

Pat, you forgot a link.

Pat McElhone 02-15-2009 05:34 PM


Are these the AKC bells? Thanks.
http://firefightersworkout.com/proshop.html (WFS)

Catherine Imes 02-16-2009 06:40 AM

Thanks Arden. Yes, those are the bells.

The AKC bells or at least the Professional Style bells (Perform Better) are the best for high rep snatches. I would not recommend the Ader comp bells at this point.

The advantage of the AKC bells is that the handles come pre-stripped. You'll want to strip the handle if you go with another brand (Perform Better)

Let me know if you have any questions.


Pat McElhone 02-16-2009 03:39 PM

Thanks guys,

The feedback seems to be if I want a bell strictly for high rep snatching..GS, my best bet is to just pay more and get a bell meant for that. My choices are either the AKC bell, available through Steve Cotter's and other's site or the new Perform Better GS bell. The Perform Better bell would require removing the paint from the handle. Also, does anyone know if the bells from Colorado Kettlebell Club are GS competition bells?

Garrett, Arden and especially Catherine, thanks for the feedback.


Catherine Imes 02-17-2009 06:03 AM

If that is Nico Rithner's organization (Colorado KB Club), then yes they are the Pro Bells.


Garrett Smith 02-17-2009 06:11 AM

Nice to know you're around the board.

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